Jill Youngren is an Educational Services Consultant with CORE and District Coordinator for instructional coaches in Mesa County Valley School District #51. She holds a Master of Education degree specializing in reading curriculum and instruction from Lesley University and a principal license from Western State College. Ms. Youngren comes with extensive experience serving as a primary and upper grade teacher, a reading specialist in middle school, a project director for the Colorado Department of Education, an elementary principal, and an instructional leader in reading and assessment at the district level.
Ms. Youngren has provided district professional learning in reading strategies, Response to Instruction and Intervention, professional learning communities, and common assessments for elementary through high school teachers and administrators. Ms. Youngren’s knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and supplemental and core reading programs has enhanced student achievement in the districts she has worked with. Ms. Youngren has also worked with Western State College University in the teacher education department, where she developed and taught online graduate courses in teacher leadership, reading leadership, and principal leadership as well as undergraduate teacher endorsement courses.
Ms. Youngren’s experience in education has impacted the lives of educators in urban, suburban, and rural school settings. She has been a lead consultant in establishing alignment of support programs of language acquisition, learning disabled, gifted and talented, as well as general education. Ms. Youngren’s passion and commitment to education translates to a deep dedication to the success of each and every child learning to read. Her experience and set of skills will serve to enhance the delivery of caring and effective instruction for all educators.